Happy New Year 🍾
I know, we are not quite there yet, but there are only a few days left now until the start of a brand-new year. Are you ready for it?
And this is the time of year we all start thinking about what we want to achieve in the new year, which for some, can lead to a long list of ‘resolutions’.
Most of which have fallen by the wayside by the end of January.
So, I have a suggestion.
Something different (and highly effective) for you to try.
Instead of writing a long list of things to achieve in 2023.
Choose instead to leave one thing behind in 2022:
- Maybe it’s a specific incident…. something that has really upset or annoyed you.
A decision that impacted you but wasn’t handled sensitively?
Can you leave it behind and commit to never mentioning it again?
Choose instead to focus on your future. A bright future at that.
- Maybe it’s a person … a failed romance? Or a toxic relationship?
You can make the decision to leave the relationship (and associated emotion) behind in 2022 and focus instead on the possibility of a new relationship and new friendships in 2023.
- Perhaps a limiting belief?
Imagine how your life could be transformed if you left behind the belief – “I’m not smart enough”, “I’m not good enough”, Or another “I’m too old” …
What is the belief that has been holding YOU back?
Dump it now.
You can write it down on a piece of paper, commit to letting it go, and then burn the note (safely) in a ceremonial farewell. That’s it – gone 🔥
Don’t ever allow that thought or belief see the light of day again (don’t even let it enter your thoughts).
If it does make an appearance… just notice, say – there’s that thought 💭 but it’s sooooo last year.
And let it go.
- A bad habit? Smoking? Drinking too much?
Leave it behind and start afresh. Choose a new/supportive habit instead to take forward with you into the new year.
Choose one ‘thing’, one belief, behaviour, or habit and make the decision today to leave it behind. YOU are responsible for the shape of your own life. And you can control your own destiny by the decisions you make each and every day. So, adopt habits that will support you achieve your goals or move you closer to the person you really want to be.
Give it your best effort every step of the way and you will achieve your dreams and have fun in the process.
And stop with the excuses! One really important habit that will help to keep you on track in living your best life in 2023 is to relieve yourself of excuse-itis.
Excuses come in many different forms and phrases, but we all make them (myself included) every day to avoid certain things. Maybe there are things you want to do but don’t have the motivation to follow through, or perhaps you make excuses because you are scared to take that next step.
Either way they are the number one reason you are being held back from living the life you want. So, if you are making excuses about why you can’t do something, stop now.
Change happens the INSTANT you decide. Really decide.
Decide now, and make it happen. Take responsibility.
Make 2023 your best year ever.
x Until next time, sending you love x
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